Our Love Grows by Anna Pignataro
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
About the Book
Like the sky, and the trees and the child she holds...A Mother’s Love Grows.
In the deep green forest, Pip asked,
“Mama, when will I be big?”
Pip is an adorable, roly-poly little panda who sees the world changing and growing. But Pip is feeling a bit left behind. Luckily Mama is there to show playful and curious Pip that, like the trees in the forest and the stars in the sky, he’s growing and changing too. And no matter how much Pip grows, the one thing that will never change is how much Mama loves him!
“[Pignataro] creates delicately ethereal landscapes for the pandas to traverse—forests dense with pine and bamboo, snowy hillscapes—while showcasing a playful tenderness in their explorations and interactions… Pitch perfect in its spirit of cozy reassurance.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review!
“A sweet story for parents to share with their young children. The theme is straightforward and told in rhyme. The book conveys a similar message to Sam McBratney’s Guess How Much I Love You, and the engaging artwork greatly enhances and complements the story. The pen and paint illustrations have a soft tone and will give readers a warm feeling.” —School Library Journal
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Source: From Netgalley and Sourcebooks in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this book in no way alters my opinion or review.
This was a short cute, mostly picture book for young kids and parents to read together. A mama panda and Pip her little panda are talking about growing up and it is very cute.
I love pandas, I always have, and that is what drew me to want to read this book. It is very cute and has a similar to feel to I love you to the moon only this one focuses on growing and that growing love and getting bigger too.
The book has beautiful pastel watercolor images throughout and only a little text to read through and honestly (and this might be because I was reading an ebook and not as a spread) I found some of the one-liners to be a bit jumbled. They wouldn't make sense and then I would have to go back a page and read it all together to form the thought... either way this was a very cute book and I think parents and young children will enjoy reading it together and talking about growing.
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About the Author
Anna Pignataro is the creator of the bestselling books Mama, How Long Will You Love Me? and Mama, Will You Hold My Hand? Her works have been translated into eleven different languages, and she has won numerous awards including the Crichton Award for Illustration. She lives in Australia with her family.
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